Organizations around the globe are opting to migrate off of their traditional, closed database platforms, and onto a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering from AWS.
The combination of utility billing with the powerful promise of dramatically reduced licensing and operational costs can’t be ignored. However, database migrations are no simple task, and are more often perceived as a barrier to overall cloud adoption.
Services like AWS’s Database Migration Service (DMS) provide a framework to convert a schema between databases, but are limited in their ability to provide a broader view of how various technology and architecture choices may manifest as real migration risks, such as degraded query performance, or loss of functionality.
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